Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a college graduate with a B.A. in Psychology and some Masters
coursework in Counseling. I work a full-time overnight job at a
group home for at-risk youth, which makes my schedule somewhat
unique and a little difficult.
I feel like my username kind of makes me sound younger than I am,
but I can't change it and would rather not start an account from
scratch. In my defense, I was much younger when I set up the
account with the intent to take online quizzes. I guess it still
describes me, as I am a short guy named Joe.
I always find it difficult to describe myself. I don't want to
sound too full-of-myself, but I want to do myself justice at the
same time. It's one of those things where I think it's easiest for
people to get to know me by spending time with me. On the other
hand, I tend to be pretty guarded. I've been hurt by plenty of
people in my lifetime, so it takes some time to gain my trust. I'm
a pretty open book when it comes to the facts of my life, but I
keep all of the best stuff below the surface until I really feel
that I know someone.
I like to describe myself as a realist. I know what I'd like the
world to become and what I would like people around me to be like,
but I don't get my hopes up very often. I've experienced a little
too much in my life and worked with too many people that have
experienced horrible things to ever see the world through the eyes
of an idealist.
With that said, I try to keep a very strong moral compass. I expect
myself to be a model of how I want others to act. I realized early
on that I can't expect anything of others that I wouldn't expect
out of myself. I also grew up on comic books and have an ingrained
sense of what I feel like "good" should be.
I do understand that nobody (especially myself) is perfect and have
gotten very good at giving second chances. It's a necessity at
work, and I've come to apply it to my life as well. I find it very
rewarding when people actually live up to second chances instead of
repeating the same mistakes. And I wholeheartedly agree that
everyone has the potential for growth throughout their entire
I took the ideal state quiz for where I'd find the best matches.
Idaho seems to be at the top of the list. I was also informed that
Wisconsin is one of the worst states for me. No kidding. :p
I am wise, blunt, and realistic
What I’m doing with my life
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Working! I plan on moving to Chicago in the future, but I spend my
days working from 12:30 am to 8:30 am and sleeping from 5:00 pm to
11:45 pm. I spend my time between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm relaxing or
hanging out with anyone I know that isn't at work or school that
I tend to watch a lot of TV shows and movies and play a lot of
video games. I try to read a few books a year, especially when my
favorite authors release something new. I also spend a lot of time
online keeping up with current events and the people that mean the
most to me.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Lots of things. I'm kind of like a jack-of-all-trades,
master-of-none. I'm a great listener, especially to those that have
shown that they can listen in return.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Depending on the context, it's either my height, my eyes, or my
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Anything written by David Sedaris
, The Stand
by Stephen King
books, The Twilight
series (I read
each book after I see the movie), Geography Club
Middlebrook series, and The Looking Glass Wars
trilogy (a retelling of Alice in Wonderland). I also keep up with a
variety of comic
Movies: Brokeback Mountain
, Pan's Labyrinth
, Children of Men
: First Class, X-Men
: Days of Future Past, The Avengers
, Guardians of the
, Empire Records
, Can't Hardly Wait
, Iron Man
, Dr. Horrible's
, The Rocker
, The Crazies
, Paranormal Activity
Scott Pilgrim vs. The
, Easy A
, The Sorcerer's
, Going The Distance
saga, Into the Woods
Short Term 12
, Dixie Chicks
, Michelle Branch
, Something Corporate
Fall Out Boy
, Kate Voegele
, Vanessa Carlton
, Marie Digby
, Marianas Trench
, Simple Plan
, Amber Pacific
TV Shows: Buffy
, Ally McBeal
, Veronica Mars
, Happy Endings
, Once Upon a Time
, American Horror Story
You Think You Can Dance
, Gossip Girl
, Covert Affairs
, Being Human
, Six Feet Under
, Reno 911
, How I Met Your
, Better Off Ted
, White Collar
, Falling Skies
, Grey's Anatomy
, The Vampire Diaries
, The United States of
, Dead Like Me
, The Mary Tyler Moore
, Game of Thrones
, Agents of
, Drop Dead Diva
, Teen Wolf
, The Following
, Sleepy Hollow
, Face Off
, Warehouse 13
, Rookie Blue
, The Strain
, The Flash
, How to Get Away with
, 12 Monkeys
, and many many others.
Video Games: The Resident Evil
series (RE4 is my
favorite game of all time), the Kingdom Hearts
(main series, Ranger, Rumble,
and some other spin-offs), the Mario Kart
series, the Super Smash Bros
series, the Animal Crossing
God of War
series, various Lego
games (Star Wars, Batman, Harry Potter), the Disney Infinity
series, the House of the Dead
so many more. I'm currently focusing on Arkham Knight, Lego
Jurassic World, Mortal Kombat X, Resident Evil: Revelations 2,
Pokemon ORAS, Smash Bros (3DS/WiiU), Shadow of Mordor, Diablo III
8, Young Justice, Marvel Heroes (PC), Marvel War of Heroes
(ios). I recently earned a platinum trophy in Lego Batman 3. To put
things into perspective, I just reached level 16 on PSN.
Food: Mexican, Chinese, Burgers, Pizza, Chocolate
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Computer with internet so that I can keep in touch with the people
that mean the most to me.
A video game console so that I always have a game to play.
so that I can
take my music when I walk (to work or around town).
VCR/TiVo to record the shows that I miss while I'm sleeping before
makes me feel
connected and gives me a sense of guidance when looking toward the
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I think a lot about work. There are multiple aspects to my job, and
I tend to focus a lot on how to be more effective in creating
change and how to best serve my residents. It's tricky, and I know
that I can never figure out the perfect way to do my job, but I do
like to make the best effort I can.
I think about my family. I've moved across the state from them, so
I don't get to see them as much as I'd like. I can't really help
much with their day-to-day problems. I can't be as big of a support
as I'd like to. And I'm not always kept as much in the loop as I
I think about my friends. I still have a few close friends from
high school and many close friends from college. I don't get to see
any of them on a regular basis, and most of us rarely get a chance
to talk. But we still keep in touch, and I try to visit when I can.
Luckily, the internet makes it a bit easier. I also have some
friends from the town I live in and the place I work. However, many
of them have graduated from the college in town and have moved on.
This is another case where I try to stay in touch the best I can.
And a lot of the things I think about when it comes to the friends
that are spread out around the country are similar to the things I
think about when it comes to my family. After all, my friends
really are an extension of family to me.
Working by myself in the middle of the night, I have a lot of time
to think. So I also think about a lot of trivial things. I've
thought up a treatment for a television series that will probably
never see the light of day. I think about video games that I'm
playing and how best to progress in each one. I think about TV
shows that I'm watching, where I think they're going, and where I
would like to see them go. I think about the things I have to do
for the day, and often jot them down in a list. I think about my
future and the things I think I could do to help make it the future
I want it to be. I think about love and whether there is anyone in
my life that could be the person that I will still be in love with
when I'm 75 years old or if I have yet to encounter this person. I
think about the things that make me happy. I think about the things
that piss me off. I think about how much I've changed from
childhood to high school to college to now, how much I miss
actively being an activist, and how I could become an activist
again. I think about what I can do to make the people around me
happy. Like I said, I have a lot of time to think.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Asleep, sadly. Seeing as I have to wake up at midnight on weekdays,
I also have to keep a relatively similar schedule on the
Back when I used to have Friday nights, I loved to go out with
friends. We'd either catch a movie or go to a bar for some drinking
and dancing. Or I'd have people over for a casual movie or game
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I believe in that fairytale kind of love. When I fall in love, I
give my heart fully and unconditionally. But when my heart is
broken, it shatters like glass.
I hate talking on the phone. I'm fine with e-mail, IM, text (the
majority of my communication), or talking in person...but I just
don't like the phone for some reason (well, probably because my
first two jobs involved answering phones at a nursing home and a
I am also very afraid of clowns.
And I cough every time I clean my left ear with a q-tip, but only
my left ear.
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